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Kira Paisley, M.D.

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Specialty:
Family Medicine
Special Interest:
Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Accepting Patients:
Yes
Languages:
English

Biography

Kira was born under blue skies in Denver, CO, and relocated to the gray Pacific Northwest at the age of 5. She grew up in the Portland area, which explains her love of good coffee and sheer giddiness whenever the sun comes out. During her undergraduate studies at Tufts University, she majored in Bio-Psychology and appreciated her classes in Women’s studies and Community health. The four years in Boston were also spent playing a significant amount of Ultimate Frisbee and exploring the beautiful White Mountains in New Hampshire. It was during college that she decided medicine was a natural fit for her because it blended science, humanism and a professional commitment to serve the community.

After university, Kira worked for the Legacy Stroke Program doing research and working on program development projects. She chose OHSU medical school because it offered a focus on primary care and a holistic training approach.

Despite being rooted in Portland, Kira has a love of travel. She has been fortunate enough to spend time in Mexico, Peru, and most recently Uganda working in communities and learning about the challenges of healthcare in an international setting. This has also fueled her desire to provide care to the underserved and rural communities closer to home.

Kira has a special interest in women’s health, family planning, international medicine, care of the underserved and palliative care. She is committed to providing contextual care to a whole person and family unit, something that attracted her to Family Medicine from the beginning. In her spare time, she still plays Ultimate Frisbee, enjoys music, hiking, and attempting to grow urban vegetables.

Professional Education

  • Degree:
    M.D., Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2012
  • Residency:
    OHSU

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